LB is Piling Up Offers

Frankie Telfort is one of the top recruits in the state of Florida . The 5-11 195 pound linebacker gave Scout.com an update on his recruitment.

"I have 21 offers so far," said Telfort. "USC, LSU, Troy , Notre Dame, and Michigan are just some of the schools. I do not have a top 5 or anything like that yet."

The nation's 5th ranked weakside linebacker talked about what factor would be the most important to him when it comes time to choose a school.

"I going to look for a school with a lot of tradition," said Telfort. "If you do not have tradition at that school chances are you will not be very good."

The Gulliver Prep standout has a 3.3 gpa and will be taking the SAT in June. Telfort talked about what separates him from other linebacker prospects.

"I would say my speed separates me from other players," said Telfort. "I ran a 4.41 at the scout combine in Miami . I have great of knowledge of the game also."

Telfort's speed gives him the ability to play in the defensive backfield in college. He talked about the possibility of playing safety in college.

"I think playing safety in college is a definite possibility," said Telfort. "When you are running a 4.41 it is something that is going to be discussed. I love to hit though so it is going to be interesting to see what the coaches decide. I feel my speed will allow me to be an every down linebacker though."

Telfort missed half of his junior season because of a torn ligament in his right thumb. He was still able to record 66 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries despite have to play with a cast on his right arm. The talented linebacker talked about what school he rooted for growing up.

" Miami was my favorite school growing up," said Telfort. "I was a big fan of the 2001 season. They were great and basically the whole defense played in the NFL. They are not really recruiting me right now though."

The 3-star linebacker recently played in Scout.com's 7-on-7 tournament. He talked about his experience in that event.

"Playing in the 7-on-7 tournament was a lot of fun," said Telfort. "It was a good experience and it was interesting because you got to see the talent from other states. We played two competitive games with this team from New England ."

Telfort's junior season ended with a 20 to 12 loss in the first round of the playoffs to American Heritage. He talked about his expectations for this upcoming season.

"I think we are headed for a state championship," said Telfort. "We have one of the best secondaries in the nation. Our whole secondary runs 4.5 or under. We have an excellent chance this year."


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